News for Washington Partners, December 2013
Posted December 2nd, 2013
WDFW opens application period for Aquatic Lands Enhancement Account (ALEA) Volunteer Cooperative Grant Program
For volunteer projects that benefit fish and wildlife, including habitat restoration, scientific research, public education, facility development, artificial fish production.
Ecotrust Whole Watershed Restoration Initiative: 2014 RFP for Community-based Habitat Restoration Projects in Oregon and Washington. Deadline: January 9
Funding is focused on Pacific salmon and steelhead ecosystems, but activities benefit other important fish species too.
Washington Recreation and Conservation Office seeks comments on proposed changes to grant programs. Deadline: December 11
Puget Sound Partnership releases 2013 State of the Sound Report
USFWS announces release of final Comprehensive Conservation Plan for Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge
Habitat and Recreation Lands Coordinating group 5th annual coordinating forum
State agencies shared information about recently funded acquisition projects and coordinated plans for future purchases.
NOAA Digital Coast: new coastal lidar data from Puget Sound Lidar Consortium now available
Climate Change in the Northwest: Implications for Our Landscapes, Waters, and Communities
The foundation report for the Pacific Northwest chapter of the forthcoming U.S. National Climate Assessment.
Pacific Northwest Climate Science Conference: presentation videos from September 2013 conference now online
Observed Changes in Phenology Across the United States - Pacific Northwest
This summary from the National Phenology Network is based on long-term studies published in the primary scientific literature since 2001.
Birds and biodiversity
Watch winter waterfowl wisely
This November 2013 article from WDFW “Crossing Paths News Notes" includes tips for viewing waterfowl without disturbing them, and a linked list of best places to see them.
Conferences, webinars and training
Coastal Training Program: upcoming courses
- Puget Sound Watershed Characterization: Integrating Assessments Into Planning Decisions. January 14, University Place
- Grass, Sedge, and Rush Identification for Western WA Puget Lowland Habitats. February 5-6, Mt. Vernon
- Sea Level Rise Adaptation: Opportunities for Planning in Washington State. February 27, Mt. Vernon
River Restoration Northwest 13th Annual Stream Restoration Symposium. February 4-6, Stevenson WA
National Environmental Policy Act: Writing the Perfect EA/FONSI, or EIS. February 11-12, Portland
Presented by the Northwest Environmental Training Center
2014 Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference. April 30 - May 2, 2014, Seattle
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